There is a product that has been said to cause heart attacks, strokes, brain damage and even kidney failure among individuals as young as 14. The company that makes this product is not facing a number of different lawsuits. This is actually the Monster Beverage Corp. and those that have filed this lawsuit are alleging that the drink is causing deaths as well as hospitalization.
Four different lawsuits were filed in February in the Superior Court of California. This is located in Riverside County.
Monster Beverage Corp. is one of the largest energy drink manufactures in the world. They are only one that has faced lawsuits. The caffeine that is in this drink is what is being looked at. This is because the caffeine levels are higher than other soft drinks that are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Believe it or not, in the past energy drinks have been classified as dietary supplements and they do not have really strong labeling guidelines. The content and ingredient levels that are often on the product are there because the manufacturers voluntarily do this.
Caffeine can lift your mood when it is taken in small amounts. But, when it is in larger amounts it can actually cause cardiac arrest. When you consider energy drinks it is important to know that the makers will add more caffeine to give those that drink it a boost of energy. There have been some companies that report that there is not much more caffeine in the drinks than what you would find in a strong cup of coffee. However, it is important to understand that coffee is to be sipped while these drinks are not.
Those that consume these drinks will be “throwing them back” or start “pounding them down,” as a way to get caffeine right off of the bat. Some of these energy drinks are going to have natural ingredients in them and they are going to give you same effects as caffeine. When it is combined with real caffeine the results can be dangerous for many individuals.
The lawsuits related to The Monster drink are alleging that before 2013 the labels did not give consumers the proper information that they needed to decide if they should drink this or not. The company is now required to meet FDA regulations but this does not mean that the ingredients have been tested under some of the current food guidelines.
The most recent lawsuits are James Thompson v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601533; Robert Grim v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601523; Joel Rine v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601526; and John E. Staten v. Monster Beverage Corporation, Monster Energy Company, and Does 1-100, Inclusive, Case No. RIC 1601581.